Professional Athlete

 2006 Inductee

Bill Lochead
Born:  Forest, Ontario

Bill Lochead’s hockey career started back in 1964 in the Forest minor hockey organization.  During his time in minor sports he received many MVP awards and was an All Star selection in the 1965, 1966 North American Silver Stick.  After 10 years in Minor Hockey Bill scored a total of 772 goals and 450 assists for a total of 1, 222 points.  From 1969 to 1971 he was the leading playoff goal scorer for the Sarnia B’s with 12 goals and 7 assists.   His best season was in 1972 where he set a new record scoring 72 goals and 42 assists.  In 1971 he was the #1 draft pick to play Jr. “A” for the Oshawa Generals.  In 1974 he was drafted in the 1st round – 9th pick by the Detroit Red Wings and was voted Rookie of the Year.  Bill went on to play six seasons in the NHL for Detroit, Colorado and New York scoring a total of 69 goals with 62 assists.  In 1980 he continued his professional career in the European Hockey League where he scored 69 goals with 62 assists. In 1987 Bill turned to coaching until 1997 in the European League.  Today he remains in hockey as a player agent.

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